SCA Intern surveying the land

Conservation Leadership Impact Measures

CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
In June, CIRCLE launched a new initiative to connect research and practice by hosting conversations fueled by views from the field. We were thrilled by the response to our first call for interest on guest posts about impact measures. Below is the second post in this series, which will...Read more
SCA Crew in Chilly Slough Wetlands sitting on the Jack leg fence they just completed.

Chilly Slough Wetland Conservation Project

Bureau of Land Management

Chilly Slough is one of the few remaining examples of natural, high desert, spring-fed wetland. The wetland is created by a combination of flat, valley-bottom topography and abundant spring water. The springs emanate from aquifers surfacing from the base of the Idaho’s most...Read more

SCA Crewmembers in Pittsburgh replanting a green area

Cause an Effect: Raise Funds for SCA

The mission of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is to build the next generation of conservation leaders. They engage young people (age 15 to young adults) in hands-on service to the environment in order to inspire...Read more

SCA Intern Kathryn Averette and NPS Ranger K.C. Kirkman clean a headstone at Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg memorial stones cleaned in time for Veterans Day

Herald Mail

SHARPSBURG — Sharpsburg may be a stone’s throw from the Antietam National Battlefield — the site of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history — but it’s the memorial stones in Town Square that are getting some much-needed attention.

The Sharpsburg Historical...Read more

Big Steps Forward for State Parks

Sacramento Bee

On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two important measures that will help move California’s world-class state park system and its steward, the Department of Parks and Recreation, forward in the 21st century.

As longtime park advocates and conservation partners who grew up camping...Read more

Putting a Love of the Outdoors into Action

Mountain News

Some people are fortunate to find their passion early in life. Connor Stack, a senior at Rim High, is just such a person.

At the age of 11 he signed up to volunteer with the Children’s Forest. “Being able to volunteer at a young age showed me I could make a difference in the...Read more

SCA's Centennial Volunteer Ambassador for Lake Mead, Chris Mirque

New Lake Mead ambassador AmeriCorps volunteer

Boulder City Review

After graduating college in Michigan and living in Chicago for more than a year, Chris Mirque decided the Midwest wasn’t cutting it for him.

So the then-22 year-old packed his bags and took a job with AmeriCorps, ultimately leading him to Boulder City.

“I had a span...Read more

SCA Member Jeremy Taitano has been selected as the recipient of The North Face "NEVER STOP" Campaign. Here he is holding some salamanders.

The North Face Partnership Gives Youth, Veterans Opportunities to Work on Public Lands

Department of Interior Blog

Today, The North Face announced a $100,000 donation on behalf of conservation corps heroes as part of the company’s continued commitment to care for public lands and recognize inspiring people through the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (...Read more

SCA Member William Moore III working with kids at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Notebook: Refuge intern has best summer by far

Peninsula Calrion

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

I didn’t know what to expect when I accepted the visitor services internship at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. I’m from Oklahoma, also known as the Sooner State. I grew up in a fairly large city so I can’t help that I’m a city kid. My supervisor...Read more

Some nesting Bald Eages at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Area where SCA Member Anya Shaunessy has been serving as a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Volunteers spruce up the Upper Delaware for its centennial

Pike County Courier

BEACH LAKE — Anya Shaunessy, 2015 graduate from Bucknell University, will help prepare Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River for the National Park Service’s 100 anniversary in 2016. She is one of 70 energetic, young Centennial Volunteer Ambassador interns recently selected to spend the...Read more


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